Based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, BOE is an urban winery founded in 2006 by winemaker, and former engineer, Alie Shaper. Ali was at the Expo, pouring her wines, and she comes across as personable and passionate, dedicated to showing people the potential of New York grapes. As such, she only sources grapes from various regions in New York, such as the Finger Lakes and Long Island. Her wines are produced at the Premium Wine group, a custom-crush facility in Mattituck on the North Fork of Long Island.
Beside promoting her wines, Alie also helps to promote local artists and all of her wine labels have artwork from different artists. The labels are easy to save too, as they are double-layer, easy-to-peel stickers. At the BOE tasting room, they also display numerous pieces of local art. In addition, their tasting room sells a variety of other New York-made alcohols, from whiskey to cider.